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Women and the Everyday City – Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915 - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915

Jessica Ellen Sewell


This book explores the lives of women in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. A period of transformation of both gender roles and American cities, it shows how changes in the city affected women’s ability to negotiate shifting gender norms as well as how women’s increasing use of the city played a critical role in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Focusing on women’s everyday use of streetcars, shops, restaurants, and theaters, the book reveals the impact of women on these public places—what women did there, which women went there, and how these places were changed in response to women’s presen ... More

Keywords: women, San Francisco, gender roles, American cities, women’s suffrage, Annie Haskell, Ella Lees Leigh, Mary Eugenia Pierce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669738
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Ellen Sewell, author

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